About Savannah Cats
Savannah cats are a relatively new breed created toward the end of the 1990s.
They are a hybrid of a male African serval and a female domestic cat. They were recognized as a new breed by TICA in 2002 and accepted for Championship status in 2012.
They are tall, lean, graceful and wild-looking cats. Their hair is short and requires very little care. Since this is a new breed, there is no genetic disease associated with them and they are generally in very good health.
Savannahs have a long body and long slender legs, giving them a very graceful and elegant look. The back legs are longer, making them excellent jumpers. The head should be small and triangular with a very long muscular neck. The ears should be large and placed high on top of the head. The tail is generally short and thick. The coat of the cat is spotted tabby and many colours are accepted.
TICA standards for the race: https://tica.org/phocadownload/sv.pdf
Savannah cats are well known for their remarkable personality. They are very curious and assertive. They need a great deal of interaction on a daily basis. They are not lap cats. They will bond strongly with their family by following you around like a dog. They can be trained to walk on a leash and go fetch. They are very intelligent. You can watch a video of our Storm on our Facebook page opening a door. Some Savannah cats have even learned to use the toilet.
There are things you should know if you intend on bringing your cat to a show. My family has always enjoyed going to cat shows. When I got my first Savannah, I thought naively that if she had TICA papers she would automatically be allowed to enter the competition. NOT SO!
A savannah cat comes from a cross between a domestic cat and a feline. Hybrids are not allowed to enter competitions, which are for domestic cats. F1, F2 and F3 Savannahs are considered to be hybrid cats. F4 is the first generation considered to be domestic and is most likely to have retained many of the serval characteristics. You then need a cat that has not been mixed with another breed for at least four generations. Which is what the A, B, C and sbt refers to. A Savannah mixed with a Bengal is still a Savannah cat with TICA papers but it is a Savanah A or foundation cat. If you breed this Savannah A with another Savannah, you get a B and so on. To make an sbt Savannah, four generations of breeding are needed without introducing non-Savannah cats.
For more information on Savannah cat generations go to this link:
*** Savannah cats are not allowed in every province or city. You will need to check the rules for your specific location. Restrictions usualy concern hybrid cats and are subject to modification.
We are a family-based cattery and our cats live with us under one roof.
A few years back, we decided that cats would be the best pets for our family. I have three very active boys who desperately wanted a pet, but we live downtown so we do not have a lot of space. I often say jokingly; the boys wanted a dog so I got them a Savannah.
We considered many breeds and decided that the Savannah cat was the best fit for our family. The three brothers wanted a large, energetic cat and were particularly attracted to the Savannah for its beauty and its special dog-like character.
We adopted Storm, a higher generation Savannah. Since he is an hybrid, he is larger and has a wild nature, which we enjoy.
This left us wishing to breed these beautiful hybrid felines, so we adopted Opale, our Queen, and later Chase our King, who competed in cat shows.
Their babies will be F4 SBT, the highest generation Savannahs that are allowed to participate in cat shows.
We produce very high quality Savannah cats, with the beautiful characteristics of servals that could become champions.
We maintain high health and cleanliness standards and socialize our Savannah kittens. We belong to the Savannah Cats Association and are one of their only three recognized breeders in Canada, and the only one in Quebec. We have signed the Member Pledge of the Savannah Cats Association.
We are also a TICA registered cattery.
Training from ChatsCanadaCats:
From Mating to Weaning
From Mating to Weaving
Colour: Brown, brown spotted tabby
Type: F7 SBT Savannah
Chase is our King. He is very gentle natured and a real sweetheart. He generally prefers a calm environment but also needs to move alot. He is a little ball of muscle. He spends hours on the wheel and chasing feather teasers, which is where his name came from.
We selected Chase for our breeding programe not only because of his gentle personality but also because of his gold serval-like color and the irresistble black nose.
We will be entering him in a few Tica shows in the hopes that he becomes a champion.
Colour : Black smoke
Eyes : Green
Type : F3 C3S Savannah
Our Queen, Opale is elegant and dominant. She is a very smart and trainable cat. High-generation melanistic Savannahs are rare. They are generally used in reproduction programs to create nice black spots on the kittens. Opale's coat is like velvet and her black spots appear in the sunlight. She is an amazing mother and the Queen of the house.
She shares many characteristics with her great grandfather, the serval. She is a tall, skinny and muscular cat with a long neck, big ears and a
Colour : Snow
Eyes : Blue
Type : F3 C3S Savannah
Our second Queen, Blanche is quiet and gentle, but really loves to play.
We chose Blanche as our second Queen because she is stunningly beautiful and very calm. She has very long athletic legs, a shiny thick coat, and blck tuffs on the tip of her ears. High generation snow savannahs are just as rare as melanistics. Both colours are recessive. Our two queens are more likely to produce brown brown, black spotted tabby kittens.
Blanche has yet to produce her first litter, we are very excited to see her future kittens.
Colour : Brown, black spotted tabby
Eyes : Green
Type : F1 A1S Savannah
We are proud to own a beautiful F1 Drinkwater kitten. She is the youngest of the bunch, playful and affectionate. She is very vocal and extremely energetic. We hope someday that Vilanelle will produce adorable F2 Savannah kittens.
Vilanelle was selected at the Drinkwater cattery as a breeder since she carries so many of the physical characteristics of her father, Rolls Royce, the serval.
We can't wait until she grows up into a tall elegant cat.
Blanche & Vilanelle
We are expecting new litters in July of 2021. We are taking reservations now.